MADAWASKA – Rita A. Deprey, 92, passed away on Dec. 21, 2013 at a Madawaska health care facility. She was born in Green River, New Brunswick, Aug. 22, 1921, daughter of the late Pierre and Louise (Clavette) Cyr.
Rita was a communicant of St. Thomas Church and she also completed her Cursillo at the Christian Life Center in Frenchville. She is living her fourth day. She was a homemaker most of her life, and worked especially hard to bring up her family.
She is survived by four daughters, Diane Poirier and her husband, George of Bucksfield, Mary Ann Cyr of Edmundston, Barbara Kelly and her husband, Mark of Colorado, Janie Marquis and her husband, Jacques of Madawaska; two sons, David Deprey and his wife, Karen of Fort Kent, Steven Deprey and his wife, Sandra of Frenchville; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Rita was predeceased by her husband, Alyre Deprey in 1993; her daughter, Bernice Deprey in 2006; her son-in-law, Roger Cyr in 2012, and all of her siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Friday before the service. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.